The great actor probably best known as Frasier's dad passed away today at the age of 77 according to the NY Daily News and many other media reports.
I also loved him in "In Treatment", "Say Anything" and "Primal Fear".
when I worked as an assistant at ICM in the mid 80s. I sent him on a few castings. Nicest most unpretentious guy you could ever meet. RIP.
in Frasier. RIP.
I have a feeling this is going to be an even crappier week than it has started...
like-able actor, even when playing the dad in Say Anything. I will drink a Ballantine in his honor (if I can find one.)
Kelsey Grammer and David Hyde Pierce, despite their characters, were not knowledgeable on fine art, opera, wine, etc. So, for their performances,they got pointers on these things from....John Mahoney, the rough-edged Marty Crane, who was an aficionado of all those things.
A very good supporting player, both on Frasier and in movies such as Say Anything, In the Line of Fire, and Suspect, among others.
Frasier was by far my favorite sitcom of all time and he may be my favorite character. RIP.
Loved him in everything he did. This one came to mind, right after Frasier, of course.
Captain of The Fighting Fitzpatricks She's The One
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My brother worked at ICM in the mid-to-late '80s 'til the late '90s, first as an assistant to Paul Martino (I think), then as an assistant to Andrew Suss.